As it happened: Several Ukrainian cities attacked as huge Russian convoy approaches Kyiv

1 March 2022, 08:39 | Updated: 2 March 2022, 07:38

Russia has launched a number of fresh attacks on Tuesday
Russia has launched a number of fresh attacks on Tuesday. Picture: Alamy

By Patrick Grafton-Green

Russia has stepped up attacks on a number of Ukrainian cities, as a huge convoy of tanks and military vehicles closes in on the capital Kyiv.

A government building in Kharkiv's Freedom Square was hit by two missiles early on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 35.

Officials say people - including women and children - have been killed in the "constant shelling" of the southeastern city of Mariupol.

Kherson, a city in the south, has also been subjected to major Russian assaults.

The UN says at least 136 civilians have been killed in total - and Ukraine says over 5,000 Russian soldiers have died.

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